2017 FALL PREVIEW: WC men’s soccer


TEAM RECORD, LEAGUE FINISH IN 2016

5-11-2 overall, 2-7-2 in OAC

HEAD COACH

Bud Lewis

COACHES IN PROGRAM

Sean Bray

NUMBER OF STARTERS RETURNING

4 off, 5 def

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTER WINNERS

22

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Niklas Martennson, Carl Bergstrom, Nils Asteberg, Anton Holmqvist, Benny Spirk

KEY NEWCOMERS

Adam Eckert, Willie Winald, Jacob Franke, Emil Martin, JC Brewer, Robi Patrick, Simen Kjoerven

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Nick Baker, Carl Bergstrom 7 goals, Anton Holmqvist 2 goals, 4 assists

RIGHT NOW I LIKE

Players with significant game experience at all positions. We have a lot more depth in all positions on the field and return one of the best midfields in the conference.

WE STILL NEED TO IMPROVE ON

We have to get results on the road, we had a winning record at home last season but were 0-7 on the road

ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SAY

This is a team that will get better every game and has the ability to compete and win.

SCHEDULE

Sept 1 vs Covenant 430 pm @Maryville Inv

Sept 2 @Maryville Inv 5 pm

Dept 5 @Denison 7 pm

Sept 8 vs Thomas More 1 pm @ONU Inv

Sept 9 vs Kalamazoo 1 pm @ONU Inv

Sept 15 vs Wittenberg 730 pm @WC Kiwanis Classic

Sept 16 vs UC Clermont 730 pm @WC Kiwanis Classic

Sept 20 @Earlham 4 pm

Sept 23 vs Bethany 330 pm @WC

Sept 26 vs Hanover 7 pm @WC

Sept 30 @John Carroll 7 pm

Oct 3 vs Capital 7 pm @WC

Oct 6 @Baldwin-Wallace 730 pm

Oct 11 vs Otterbein 7 pm @WC

Oct 14 vs Mariett 7 pm @WC

Oct 17 @Ohio Northern 7 pm

Nov 21 vs Mount Union 7 pm @WC

(Senior Night)

Nov 25 @Muskingum 4 pm

Nov 28 @Heidelberg 2 pm

ROSTER

Chris Bourque, Sr, GK, Batavia

Jacob Franke, Fr, GK, Tippecanoe

Roman Kirschner, So, MF, Mendel’s Grammar School (Czech Rep)

Simen Kjoerven, Fr, F, Hadeland VGS (Norway)

Benny Spirk, Jr, MF, Wilmington

Leandro Foscaches, Jr, MF, Dom Bosco (Brazil)

Gabriel Nygard, So, D, Sjolins Gym (Sweden)

Niklas Martensson, Jr, MF, NTI (Sweden)

Nils Asteberg, Sr, D, Porthalla Gym (Sweden)

Daniel Kappelin, Jr, MF, IHGR (Sweden)

Nati Wallis, So, MF, Landmark Christian

Willie Winald, Fr, MF, Elof Lindalv (Sweden)

JC Brewer, So, D, Tecumseh

Jason Altmayer, Fr, D, Bethel-Tate

Colton Smith, So, MF, Greenon

Grady Garrison, Sr, MF, Cin McNicholas

Zach Simpkins, Jr, D, Valley View

Kyle Howard, So, D, Alexander

Bradley Burden, So, D, Sidney

Adam Eckart, Fr, F, Cin Roger Bacon

Tommy Logan, So, D, Cin Northwest

Emil Martin, Fr, MF, Widenska (Sweden)

Anton Berglund, So, D, Hagstroemska (Sweden)

Treshaun Pate, Jr, F, Cin Princeton

Noah Wallis, So, F, Landmark Christian

Thomas Sousa, Fr, MF/F, Long Branch (NJ)

Connor Wichmann, So, MF, Little Miami

Robi Patrick, Fr, D, Northridge

Andrej Mira, So, MF, Ullvigymnasiet (Sweden)

Reece Ibaugh, Fr, F, Wilmington

Drew Harbour, Fr, D, Dayton Christian

Collin Ferguson, So, MF, Little Miami

Nick Hauser, Fr, D, Little Miami

Nathaniel Hughes, So, MF, Riverdale

Lee Hesler, Fr, D, North Adams

Tyler McManus, Fr, D, Fairfield Union

Abram Werle, Fr, D, Male (Ky)

Oscar Bjornerstedt, So, GK, Tibble (Sweden)

Eli Feuer, So, GK, Col Bexley

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The Wilmington College men’s soccer team, from left to right, front row, Lee Hesler, Thomas Sousa, Nick Hauser, Oscar Bjornerstedt, Chris Bourque(C), Eli Feuer, Jacob Franke, Emil Martin, Wille Winald, Drew Harbour; middle row, head coach Bud Lewis, Senior AT Nathan Henderson, Leandro Foscaches, Benny Spirk, Kyle Howard, Nathaniel Hughes, Collin Ferguson, Steve Holton, Adam Eckert, Tyler McManus, Abram Werle, Nick Hatch, Connor Wichmann, Bradley Burden, Colton Smith, Gabriel Nygard, JC Brewer, assistant coach Sean Bray, intern Bernie Sleshi, AT Cathy Hays; back row, Treshaun Pate, Robi Patrick, Roman Kirschner, Noah Wallis, Daniel Kappelin, Grady Garrison, Zach Simpkins, Reece Ibaugh, Simen Kjoerver, Nati Wallis, Nils Asteberg, Niklas Martensson, Anton Berglund, Jason Altmayer, Tommy Logan.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/09/web1_WC_mensoccer.jpgThe Wilmington College men’s soccer team, from left to right, front row, Lee Hesler, Thomas Sousa, Nick Hauser, Oscar Bjornerstedt, Chris Bourque(C), Eli Feuer, Jacob Franke, Emil Martin, Wille Winald, Drew Harbour; middle row, head coach Bud Lewis, Senior AT Nathan Henderson, Leandro Foscaches, Benny Spirk, Kyle Howard, Nathaniel Hughes, Collin Ferguson, Steve Holton, Adam Eckert, Tyler McManus, Abram Werle, Nick Hatch, Connor Wichmann, Bradley Burden, Colton Smith, Gabriel Nygard, JC Brewer, assistant coach Sean Bray, intern Bernie Sleshi, AT Cathy Hays; back row, Treshaun Pate, Robi Patrick, Roman Kirschner, Noah Wallis, Daniel Kappelin, Grady Garrison, Zach Simpkins, Reece Ibaugh, Simen Kjoerver, Nati Wallis, Nils Asteberg, Niklas Martensson, Anton Berglund, Jason Altmayer, Tommy Logan.